Skyhook Provides Aloqa Mobile Application with Fast, Accurate Location Data
PALO ALTO, CA and BOSTON, MA - September 1, 2009 - Aloqa and Skyhook Wireless® today announced that the companies have teamed up to power location information on Aloqa's mobile application. Skyhook Wireless' patented Wi-Fi positioning system and hybrid positioning system XPS will be integrated with the Aloqa application in order to provide the location of friends and favorite places nearby.
The Aloqa application proactively notifies the user of places, events or friends in close proximity using their preferences and social network relationships. Aloqa users get real time alerts of dynamically changing content around them like movies, concerts, and when Facebook friends are nearby. The beta version of Aloqa is now available in the U.S. and Germany on Android and the Blackberry Curve 8900 and Blackberry Bold 9000, with other platforms launching in the near future.
"Skyhook's location platform enables our users to get fast, accurate and energy-efficient location information, which is key to Aloqa's user experience," said Sanjeev Agrawal, CEO of Aloqa.
"More and more leading Android apps are turning to Skyhook," said Kate Imbach, director of marketing at Skyhook Wireless. "The best apps require quality location. Developers can only get the location performance consumers now demand from Skyhook Wireless."
Aloqa can be downloaded for free today in the Android Marketplace and on the Blackberry 8900 and 9000 by going to http://www.aloqa.com.